Saturday, February 6, 2010

Rawhide Hearts

It's a new month and that means a new hostess over at Our Creative Corner. For this week's challenge we are to make a masculine valentine card. The card I'm sharing was actually used at my last club meeting, so it's on the simpler side, but it was a hit with my stampers. My layout was inspired by this card.

This was our technique card (we always do one new technique at club) using the technique called faux rawhide. The tutorial I used can be found here. Tip of the day: I learned the hard way that when the tutorial says to put a "few" drops of reinker on your waxed paper, that means 3 or 4 drops, not 10! That much ink just made a big globby mess.

The heart (from what else, I {Heart} Hearts) was stamped on very vanilla cardstock in ruby red and soft suede, then cut out and mounted on a vanilla panel with dimensionals. The faux rawhide background was pierced in the corners and the sentiment (from the SAB set Whimsical Words) adhered inside a Hodgepodge Hardware frame. And that's pretty much it! I think the clean lines, textures and colors would appeal to most men. Maybe not my husband... but those of you who know Todd are probably well aware that he isn't like most men. ;)

That's it from me today. Go check out what everyone else on the OCC team has created - I'm sure you will be inspired to play along. Have a great weekend!


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Very nice, Lori. I love the colors you used with that terrific layout. Great technique too. I checked out the tutorial and it seems almost too easy to achieve such great results - LOL. I'm going to give it a try.

Wendy J. said...

Lori, very cute simple card! Those always come in handy! Thanks for the technique tip, I'll have to try it.

LorettaL said...

Lori, I really like those wood grain hearts. I like the clean simplicity of your card!

Joycelyn Pelkey said...

Oh that hardware is the perfect touch here and those hearts are a 'manly' way of course!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Love the colors together. Fun layout and the rawhide technique is perfect for the challenge!